Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs

VII. Work Study, Cooperative Vocational Education, Job Placement and Apprentice Training

(A) Responsibilities in Cooperative Vocational Education Programs, Work-Study Programs, and Job Placement Programs. A recipient must insure that:

(a) it does not discriminate against its students on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in making available opportunities in cooperative education, work study and job placement programs; and

(b) students participating in cooperative education, work study and job placement programs are not discriminated against by employers or prospective employers on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in recruitment, hiring, placement, assignment to work tasks, hours of employment, levels of responsibility, and in pay.

If a recipient enters into a written agreement for the referral or assignment of students to an employer, the agreement must contain an assurance from the employer that students will be accepted and assigned to jobs and otherwise treated without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. Recipients may not honor any employer’s request for students who are free of handicaps or for students of a particular race, color, national origin, or sex. In the event an employer or prospective employer is or has been subject to court action involving discrimination in employment, school officials should rely on the court’s findings if the decision resolves the issue of whether the employer has engaged in unlawful discrimination.

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